Roman Rabinovich

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The eloquent pianist Roman Rabinovich has been highly lauded by The New York Times, BBC Music Magazine, the San Francisco Classical Voice and others. He has performed throughout Europe and the United States in venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Centre in New York, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, and the Millennium Stage of Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Rabinovich has participated in festivals including Marlboro, Lucerne, Davos, Prague Spring, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. An avid chamber musician, he is also a regular guest at ChamberFest Cleveland.

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Rabinovich has earned critical praise for his explorations of the piano music of Haydn. At the 2018 Bath Festival, he presented a 10-recital 42-sonata series, earning praise in The Sunday Times. Prior to that, in 2016 as artist in Residence at the Lammermuir Festival in Scotland, he performed 25 Haydn sonatas in 5 days, and over two seasons, in 2016 and 2017, he performed all Haydn’s sonatas in Tel Aviv.

The 2017-18 season also saw Rabinovich’s critically acclaimed concerto debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Sir Roger Norrington, as well as debuts with the NFM Leopoldinum and Szczecin Philharmonic in Europe, and the Sarasota Orchestra and Anu Tali, and The Sinfonia Boca Raton and James Judd in the US. He also returned to the Wigmore Hall twice, both for a solo recital and with violinist Liza Ferschtman, and made his recital debuts for Washington Performing Arts and the Janáček May International Music Festival. Chamber music partnerships in 2017-18 included Liza Ferschtman, Tessa Lark and the Ying Quartet. In the 2018-19 season, Rabinovich will be making concerto appearances with the Israel Symphony Orchestra, the Des Moines Symphony and the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música. Recitals include a return to the Wigmore Hall, the Liszt Academy Festival, Houston Society for Performing Arts and the Philip Lorenz Piano Series in Fresno, and as a chamber musician he will appear with Liza Ferschtman in, among others, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus and the Beethoven-Haus Bonn.

Roman Rabinovich made his Israel Philharmonic debut under the baton of Zubin Mehta at age 10. He was a top prizewinner at the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in 2008, while in 2015, he was selected by Sir András Schiff as one of three pianists for the inaugural “Building Bridges” series, created to highlight young pianists of unusual promise.

Born in Tashkent, Rabinovich immigrated to Israel with his family in 1994, beginning his studies there with Irena Vishnevitsky and Arie Vardi; he went on to graduate from the Curtis Institute of Music as a student of Seymour Lipkin, and earned his Master’s Degree at the Juilliard School where he studied with Robert McDonald.

July 2018

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Video

Brahms: Piano Concerto no.1 (excerpt)
Szczecin Philharmonic, Philippe Bach, October 2017
Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme of Corelli
Wigmore Hall, October 2017

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Allegro molto from Haydn Sonata in E flat Hob XVI 45 Encore from Wigmore Hall, October 2017
Chopin: Ballade No. 4
Wigmore Hall, October 2017
Janáček: In the Mists
The Gilmore Keyboard Festival, January 2017
Beethoven: Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op.101
The Gilmore Keyboard Festival, January 2017

Repertoire

Concerto List
    • J.S. Bach:
    • Concerto in D minor BWV 1052
      Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056

    • Bartok:
    • Concerto No. 2, Sz..95, BB101

    • Beethoven:
    • Concerto No 1, in C major op 15
      Concerto No 2, in B flat major op 19
      Concerto No 3, in c minor op37
      Concerto No 4, in G major op58
      Concerto No 5, in E flat major op73
      Choral Fantasy, op80

    • Brahms:
    • Concerto No 1, in D minor op15

    • Chopin:
    • Concerto No 1, in E minor op11
      Concerto No 2 in F minor op21
      Fantasy on Polish airs, op13

    • Dvorak:
    • Piano Concerto in G minor, op33

    • Franck:
    • Symphonic Variations, M 46

    • Grieg:
    • Concerto in A minor op16

    • Haydn:
    • Concerto in D major

    • Liszt:
    • Concerto No 1, in E flat major
      Concerto No 2, in A major

    • Mendelssohn:
    • Double concerto for violin and piano in D minor
      Concerto No 1, in G minor op 25
      Concerto No 2, in D minor op 40
      Concerto in A minor, MWV O2

    • Mozart:
    • Concerto in B flat major K 238
      Concerto in E flat major K 271 “Jeunehomme”
      Concerto in A major K.414
      Concerto in F major K.459
      Concerto in D minor K.466
      Concerto in C major K 467
      Concerto in E flat minor K.482
      Concerto in A major K.488
      Concerto in C minor K.491
      Concerto in C major K 503
      Concerto in B flat major K.595

    • Prokofiev:
    • Concerto No 1, in D-flat major op10
      Concerto No 2, in G minor op16
      Concerto No 3, in C major op26
      Concerto No 5, G major op55

    • Rachmaninov:
    • Concerto No 2, in C minor op18
      Concerto No 3, in D minor op30
      Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

    • Saint-Saens:
    • Concerto No 2, in G minor op22
      Concerto No 5 in F major, op103

    • Schumann:
    • Concerto in A minor, op.54
      Introduction and Allego Appasionato op.92

    • Shchedrin:
    • Concerto No 2

    • Shostakovich:
    • Concerto No 1, in C minor for piano, trumpet and orchestra op35
      Concerto No.2 in F major, op102

    • Stravinsky:
    • Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments
      Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra

    • Tchaikovsky:
    • Concerto No 1, in B flat minor
      Concerto No 2, in G major op44

    • Yusupov:
    • Concerto “Intimo” 2007

Concert Dates

June - December 2018

11 June – 2 July Cleveland, Ohio, USA

ChamberFest Cleveland

12 July – 15 July Katonah, NY, USA

Caramoor Summer Music Festival

3 – 5 August Museum Het Prinsenhof
Delft, Netherlands

Delft Chamber Music Festival

3 – 5 August Huntsville, Alabama, USA

TwickenhamFest

Saturday, 6 October Rishon LeZion, Israel

BEETHOVEN : Piano Concerto no.5 in E flat major, op.73 ‘Emperor’

Israel Symphony Orchestra

conductor: Pinchas Steinberg

Sunday, 7 October Rishon LeZion, Israel

BEETHOVEN : Piano Concerto no.5 in E flat major, op.73 ‘Emperor’

Israel Symphony Orchestra

conductor: Pinchas Steinberg

Monday, 8 October Ashdod, Israel

BEETHOVEN : Piano Concerto no.5 in E flat major, op.73 ‘Emperor’

Israel Symphony Orchestra

conductor: Pinchas Steinberg

Tuesday, 9 October Tel Aviv, Israel

BEETHOVEN : Piano Concerto no.5 in E flat major, op.73 ‘Emperor’

Israel Symphony Orchestra

conductor: Pinchas Steinberg

Thursday, 25 October Hatchlands Park,
Surrey, UK

J.S. BACH : Partita for keyboard No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828
SCHUBERT : Piano Sonata in C minor, D.958

violin: Liza Ferschtman

Friday, 2 November Kerkgebouw De Morgenster
Hilversum, Netherlands

BRAHMS : Violin Sonata no.1 in G major, op.78 ‘Regensonate’
BARTOK : Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84
LUTOSLAWSKI : Subito
BEETHOVEN : Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

violin: Liza Ferschtman

Saturday, 3 November
20:00
Parkgebouw Rijssen
Netherlands

BRAHMS : Violin Sonata no.1 in G major, op.78 ‘Regensonate’
BARTOK : Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84
LUTOSLAWSKI : Subito
BEETHOVEN : Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

violin: Liza Ferschtman

Tuesday, 6 November
20:30
BR-Klassik Studio
Munich, Germany

BRAHMS : Violin Sonata no.1 in G major, op.78 ‘Regensonate’
BARTOK : Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84
LUTOSLAWSKI : Subito
BEETHOVEN : Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

violin: Liza Ferschtman

Friday, 9 November
20:15
Concertgebouw
Amsterdam, Netherlands

BRAHMS : Violin Sonata no.1 in G major, op.78 ‘Regensonate’
BARTOK : Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84
LUTOSLAWSKI : Subito
BEETHOVEN : Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

violin: Liza Ferschtman

Saturday, 10 November Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden
Netherlands

BRAHMS : Violin Sonata no.1 in G major, op.78 ‘Regensonate’
BARTOK : Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84
LUTOSLAWSKI : Subito
BEETHOVEN : Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

violin: Liza Ferschtman

Tuesday, 13 November
19:30
Alte Aula – Universität Heidelberg, Germany

BRAHMS : Violin Sonata no.1 in G major, op.78 ‘Regensonate’
BARTOK : Sonata no.1 for violin and piano Sz.75, BB84
LUTOSLAWSKI : Subito
BEETHOVEN : Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

violin: Liza Ferschtman

16-18 November Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music
Budapest, Hungary

BRAHMS : Piano Quartet no.3 in C minor, op.60
BEETHOVEN : Variations for piano trio on the theme “Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu”
LISZT/SAINT-SAENS : Orpheus, S.98

Liszt Academy Festival

Friday, 30 November
19:30
Wortham Center
Houston, Texas

J.S. BACH : Partita for keyboard No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828
RACHMANINOV : Six moments musicaux, op.16
SCHUBERT : Piano Sonata in C minor, D.958


Tuesday, 4 December Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church
New York, USA

MENDELSSOHN : Sextet in D major, op.110

Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players

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Artwork

Roman Rabinovich regularly enhances his performances with his own visual art. He paints, draws and also uses an iPad to create artworks. Rabinovich often provides drawings and paintings for programme booklets and brochures, some of which are featured on this page. Rabinovich’s artwork has been exhibited in the USA and Israel, on CD covers and in booklets, and in the music press.

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